Midwest Health Aquatic Center featured in World Waterpark Magazine
The article spans five pages in the magazine and focuses on the conceptualization, construction, work with vendors who built various parts of the center and the reaction of patrons to the opening of the new center. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation was invited to submit an article just before the Midwest Health Aquatic Center opened on Aug. 5. The World Waterpark article notes the center’s innovative features including the nation’s first bowtie wave pool and the 35-foot high slide structure which ranks among the top 10-15 percent of municipal waterslides in the country.
B.A. Green Construction and aquatic consultant Counsilman-Hunsaker are credited in the article for their work in creating the unique experiences that SCP+R sought in the new aquatic center. Unlike other local government agencies who have built single, large aquatic centers, SCP+R made a conscious decision to build several different aquatic centers across the county with each offering a different experience.
The article also references Midwest Health’s $1 million gift to help maintain the aquatic center in first-class condition into the future.
“Being included in a leading trade journal confirms that we have truly built a recreational facility that offers a unique and exciting experience,” said Terry Bertels, SCP+R deputy director, who led the project. “To be asked to share the construction and design of your facility with your peers is a recognition that your aquatic center does have some leading edge features.”